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Full text of "Minutes of the Bear Creek Primitive Baptist Association, Spring and Fall Sessions. 1926."

MINUTES 

OF THE 

Bear Creek Primitive Baptist 
Association 

Spring and fall Sessions 

) 

1926 




Compiled and Distributed by 
J. W. JONES, Clerk and Treasurer 
Peachland, N. C. 



MINUTES 

OF THE 

Bear Creek Primitive baptist 
Association 

Spring and Fall Sessions 
1926 




Compiled and Distributed by 
J. W. JONES, Clerk and Treasurer 
Peachland, N. C. 



Forty-Second Spring Session held with the Church at Pleasant 
Grove, Union County, N. C, on Saturday before first Sunday in 
May, 1926. 

Also the Ninety-Fourth Annual Session held with the church at 
Union Grove, Union County, N. C, on Saturday before first Sun- 
day in October, 1926. 



BEAR CREEK PRIMITIVE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 



PROCEEDINGS SPRING SESSION 

Pleasant Grove, Union County, N. C. 

May 1, 1926 

Assembled at the stand in grove at 11 a. m. and Introductory 
Sermon delivered by Elder Jason Eudy from first several verses 
of sixth chapter of Gallatians. Intermission one hour. 

Then at 1 o'clock convened in the house. Song and prayer 
service, conducted by Elder B. F. Houze. 

1. Called for and read the letters from the several churches 
and messengers therein named seated. 

2. Re-elected Elder W. C. Edwards Moderator and J. W. 
Jones, Clerk. 

3. Received a letter from the newly constituted church at 
Herrins' Grove, Stanly County, N. C, requesting membership in 
the Bear Creek Association. This was unanimously granted and 
their messenger seated. 

4. Invited visiting brethren as correspondence from sister as- 
sociations to seats. Brothers T. H. and W. T. Bentley present 
and seated. 

5. Invited visiting brethren from sister associations to seats. 
Elders B. F. Houze, R. H. Pittman, J. R. Wilson and W. F. Pruitt 
present. 

6. Appointed as arrangement committee, Elder B. L. Treece 
and Brothers J. M. Taylor and P. A. Howard with Moderator 
and Clerk. 

7. That Elders R. H. Pittman, B. F. Houze, W. C. Edwards 
and B. L. Treece preach at the stand Sunday, service to com- 
mence at 10 a. m. 

8. Adjourned to 9:30 a. m., Monday. Preaching Saturday p. 
m. at stand by Elders R. H. Pittman and B. F. Houze. 

SUNDAY, MORNING, MAY 2 
Song and prayer service by Elder J. R. Wilson. Then Elder 
R. H. Pittman preahed from 38th verse of 18th chapter of St. 
John, followed by Elder B. F. Houze. Intermission one hour for 
dinner. 

Then Elder W. C. Edwards preached from these words of Scrip- 
ture, "Behold the Lamb of God", and closed by Elder B. L. Treece 
from this: "The promise is unto you and your children and those 
a-far off, eve n as many as the Lord our God shall call." 
MONDAY MORNING, MAY 3 

Met in the house pursuant to adjournment. Praise and prayer 
by Elder Will Helms. 

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9. Called on Arrangement Committee to report. Report read 
and adopted. 

10. Called roll of messengers and noted absentees (omitted 
reading rules). 

11. Called for report from corresponding messengers to sister 
associations. None reported. 

12. Called on corresponding messengers from sister associa- 
tions to report. No report, but received minutes from Mountahi 
District, Roaring River and Consolidated Nolachuckey and Ten- 
nessee. 

13. Called on Presbyteries to report. Elder Edwards reported 
that himself and Elder Jason Eudy and some deacons formed a 
Presbytery at Jones iHill church on Saturday before third Sunday 
in February, 1926, and ordained Bro. Walter Greene a deacon. 
Also Elder D. S. Jones reported that himself and Elder Jason Eudy 
and come deacons formed a P'-esbytery at a place known as iHer- 
r'ns Grove in Stanly County, N. C, on the 24lh day of December, 
1925, and then and there const itut d a church of the Primitive 
Baptist Faith and order. 

14. That we return thanks to God, this church and friends of 
the community for hospitality during this meeting. 

15. Adjourned to time and place named in last minutes. 
Preaching Monday at Stand by Elder W. F. Pruitt and J. R. 

Wilson. 

ELDER W. C. EDWARDS, Moderator. 
J. W. JONES, Clerk. 



MESSENGERS— SPRING SESSION, 1926 

Bear Creek— Harvey Alman, A. J. Furr, J. A. .Barbee. 
Bethany — Represented by Elder J. F. Mills. 
Concord — J. L. Overcash, J. F. Burrus, Paul Hartsell. 
Clarks Grove— Elder Jason Eudy, R J. Lee, G. W. Barbee. 
Crooked Creek— D. L. Willams, H. M. Greene, D. A. Simpson. 
Freedom — A. J. Deese. 

Flat Lake— 0. F. Haywood, D. P. Dunn, E. A. Dennis.* 

Herrins Grove — Elder D. S Jones, Rufus Herrin. 

High Hill— W. M. Clontz, V. P. Helms, G. W. Helms. 

High Ridge— Elder W. C. Edwards, Willie Helms, Lonnie Thomas. 

Howards Chapel— P. A. Howard, M.' F. Coble, Thomas Howard. 

Jerusalem— H. F. Cur'ee, W A. He'ms C. C. CurVe. 

Jones Hill— Wa:ter Greene, M. F. Whitley, A. A. Morton. 

Liberty — Oscar Broome, J. B. Whitley, E. S. Burghcs. 

Liberty Hill— B. W. Whitley, J. T. Crisco, Virgil Whitley. 

Lawyers Spring— E. C Jones, H. M. Baucom, J. W. Jones. 

Meadow Creek — H. A. Williams. 

Mountain Creek— Elder .B. L. Treece, Daniel Page, J. S. Misenheimer. 

Pleasant Hill— J. M. Taylor, A. J. Helms. 

Pleasant Grove— E. Mullis, T. A. Helms, J. M. Williams. 



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Philadelphia — Willam Daves, S. J. McKinney,* Foster Beam.* 
Union Grove— S. D. Outen, J. D. Hill, F. L. Baucom. 
New Zion— S. M. Underwood, J. P. Whitley, M. A. Helms. 
Running Creek— W. T. Tucker, J. D. Eury, W. M. Almond. 
Watson — J, T. Simpson, Oscar Mullis, J. T. Rushing. 

Absentees thus.* 



BEAR CREEK PRIMITIVE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION 

FALL SESSION, 1926 

NINETY-FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION 

Union Grove, Union County, N. C. 

October 2, 1926. 
Assembled at the Stand at 11 a. m. and Introductory Sermon 
preached by Elder W. C. Edwards from first verse of 103d Psalm. 
Intermission one hour for dinner. 

Then convened in the house. Praise and prayer conducted by 
Elder Jason Eudy, after which Eld:r B. L. Treece, by request, 
presided as Moderator Protem in the absence of Elder Edwards, 
who was called away to conduct a funsral service. 

Then there was offered and accepted by the Association the 
following resolution: 

"Resolved, that under present disturbed conditions, we beg our 
brethren to be patient and conservative and suggest to any 
agrieved church that they take up their difference in due form by 
going to or before the offending sister church or churches, with 
messengers duly appointed and with letter, and labor for peace 
and reconciliation ust as one brother is admonished to do toward 
another, as set forth in the 18th chapter of Matthew. (Reader, 
please read and study prayerfully the whole 18th chapter of Mat- 
thew above referred to) and that we as an association have not, 
nor do we wish to usurp any authority over the churches and we 
willingly submit that at associations is no place for declarations of 
non-fellowship, but that we today seat all the messengers named 
in the several letters from all our churches and omit the formality 
of seating or not seating visitors present at this time." 

Then proceeded to business in the usual order. 

1. Called for and had read the letters from the several church- 
es, only omitting matters alluded to in above resolution and seated 
all messengers. Then received a petitionary letter from the hand 
of Bro. Thomas Howard, from a newly constituted church of 
Primitive Baptist Faith, and order near Wadesboro, Anson Coun- 
ty, N. C, known as Deese's Chapel, requesting membership with 
the sister churches of this Association. This request was unani- 



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mously granted and Broth?r Howard therein named as messenger 
seated. 

2. Then, by motion, elected Elder B. L. Treece Moderator and 
J. W. Jones, Clerk. 

3. Appointed Brethren S. D. Outen, J. M. Taylor and J. T. 
Simpson a committee of arrangements. 

4. Appointed Brethren P. A. Howard and J. F. Biirrus a com- 
mittee on Finance. 

5. Elected by ballot the following ministers to preach at the 
Stand Sunday, as follows: Elders M. L. Riner, W. E. Cribbs, R. 
H. Pittman, and B. L. Treece. Service at 10 o'clock a. m. 

6. Adjourned to 9 a. m. Monday. 
Benediction in short prayer by the Moderator. 

NOTE — The church at Jones Hill has built a new house of wor- 
ship, not at the former location, but on a lot at the Smith Country 
Cemetery two miles east of Oakboro, N. C, and from now on this 
body is designated or to be known as the Church at Smith's 
Grove i 

SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 3 
Service commenced at 10 o'clock as arranged Saturday, and El- 
der M. L. Riner preached from 8th verse of third chapter of Ti- 
tus. Then Elder W. E. Cribbs followed and preached from 4th 
verse of the 10th chapter of Romans. Intermission one hour. 

On re-ac3cmbiing. Elder R. H. Pittman preached from first and 
second verses and first clause of third verse of second chapter of 
Hebrews, followed and closed by Elder B. L. Treece from the 
words of our Savior when He said, 'T have glorified thee on the 
earth." The preaching all seemed to be glorifying to God and 
comforting to those who know the truth. 

NOTE — By inadvertance, the new church at Herrins Grove was 
not called and we ask these brethren to excuse this unintentional 
neglect and meet us in next coming session at Liberty Hill on 
Sunday before fourth Sunday in coming April. — Clerk. 

MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 4 
Convened in the house at 9 a. m., pursuant to previous adjourn- 
ment. Praise and prayer service conducted by Elder W. E. 
Cribbs. 

7. At the request of Elder B. L. Treece, the Moderator, Elder 
W. C. Edwards was elected vice or assistant Moderator. 

8. Called for report from Arrangement Committee. Report 
read and adopted. 

9. Called roll of messengers, noted absentees and read Rules 
of Decorum. 

10. Called on Presbyteries to report. Elder W. C. Edwards 
reported that Elders B. L. Treece, Jason Eudy and himself 



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formed a Presbytery on Friday, September 28, 1926, at Wades- 
boro, N. C, and then and there constituted and organized a Prim- 
itive Baptist church to be known as Deese's Chapel in North Sec- 
tion of Wadesboro. Also that he and Elders J. F. Mills, Henry 
Taylor and some deacons formed a Presbytery at Liberty on Sat- 
urday before first Sunday in July, 1926, and ordained Brethren 
J. B. Whitley and Oscar Whitley as deacons. 

Also that Elders Henry Taylor, W. F. Pruitt, J .F. Mills and 
several deacons formed a Presbytery at Pleasant Grove church on 
second Sunday in June and ordained Brother Lonnie Mills a dea- 
con. 

11. That the next coming Spring Session of this Association 
be held with the church at Liberty Hill, Stanly County, N. C, 
and for good reasons, commence on Saturday before fourth Sun- 
day in April, 1927, and that Elder B. L. Treece is appointed to 
preach the Introductory Sermon, with Elder Jason Eudy as his 
alternate; and that the Annual or Fall Session convene with the 
church at Jerusalem, Anson County, N. C, commencing on Satur- 
day before the first Sunday in October, 1927, and that Elder W. 
C. Edwards is appointed to preach the Introductory Sermon, El- 
d:r B. L. Treece his alternate. 

12. Treasurer reported left on hand from last year $ .65 

13. Finance Committee reports sent up this year for 
minute fund and associational purposes 87.45 



Total Fund $88.10 

14. That the Clerk serve as Treasurer and also compile and 
have printed 1200 copies of these minutes and distribute as usual 
and have same fee as last year for services rendered. 

15. That the Clerk disburse what surplus fund on hand to 
spare to ministers present today. 

16. That we thank God for His goodness and mercy during 
this meeting and this church and friends for their kindness. 

17. At the request of the church at Pleasant Hill in Iredell 
County, N. C. she was granted a letter of dismission from the 
Bear Creek Association. 

18. Read and approved above minutes and then adjourned to 
times and places above named. 

Albemarle, N. C. 
ELDER B. L. TREECE, Moderator. 

Peachland, N. C. 

J. W. JONES, Clerk. 



There was good and sound gospel preaching at the Stand Sat- 
urday afternoon and in the meeting house Saturday and Sunday 

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n'^hts and also at the Stand Monday to larg2 and attentive con- 
gregations. 

Note — Please, dear reader, listen to a few words from Saint 
Paul who said, "Be kindly affectionated one to another with 
brotherly love; in honor preiering one another; not cloth ful in 
business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope; 
patient in tribulations; continuing instant in prayer; bless them 
which persecute you, bless and curse not. Rejoice with them that 
do rejoice and weep with them that weep. Be of the same mind 
one toward another. Provide things honest in the sight of all 
men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you live peaceably with 
all men. Be not overcome of evil but overcome evil with good. 
Love workish no ill to his neighbor, therefore love is the fulfilling 
of the law." 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR YEAR, 1926 
Sent up by the Churches for Minute and Associational 



purposes this year $ 87.45 

Left over from last year 65 

Total Funds $88.10 

Disbursements 

Given Monday to ministers present $ 26.00 

Allowance to Clerk 15.00 



For printing Minutes, Letter Forms and mailing 47.10 



$88.10 $88.10 

Leaving nothing in treasury. 



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MESSENGERS— FALL SESSION, 1926 



Bear Creek— A. J. Furr, J. A. Barbee, Daniel Page. 

Bethany — Represented only by contribution. 

Concord— J. F. Burrus, P. M. Hartsell, J. L. Overcash. 

Clarks Grove — Elder Jason Eudy, G. W. Barbee, W. C. Baucom. 

Crooked Creek— D. L. Williams, D. A. Simpson, L. L. Little. 

Deese's Chapel — Thomas Howard. 

Freedom — Not represented. 

Flat Lake — Not represented. 

High Hill— G. W. Helms, S. H. Edwards, Van P. Helms. 
High Ridge— J. P. Rushing, J. .B. Medlin, Elder W. C. Edwards. 
Howards Chapel— P. A. Howard, M. F. Coble, Shepherd Taylor. 
Jerusalem— W. H. Curlee, W. A. Helms, H. F. Curlee. 
Liberty— J. B. Whitley, Oscar Broome, W. O. Whitley. 
Liberty Hill— Obie Whitley, J. T. Criscoe, B. W. Whitley. 
Lawyers Spring — E. C. Jones, H. M. Baucom, C. P. Griffin. 
Meadow Creek — H. A. Williams. 

Mountain Creek— Elder B. L. Treece, W. R. Morton, W. P. A mend.* 
Pleasant Hill— J. M. Taykr, Henry Ho-e, H. P. Cashion. 
Pleasant Grove — Lonnie Mills, L. L. Gri .in, J. M. William:. 
Philadelphia — William Daves,* S. J. McKinney,* Foster Beam.* 
Smiths Grove — Walter Greene, Jena Morton, A. A. Morton. 
Running Creek— R. F Almond, J. D. Eury, J. H. McClure. 
Union Grove— S. D. Outen, F. L. Baucom, T. F. Hill. 
New Zion— Elder Will Helms, J. P. Whitley, S. M. Underwood. 
Watson — J. T. Simpson, Oscar Mullis, W. A. Hargett. 



Absentees marked thus * 



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ANNUAL TABLE FOR 1926 STATISTICS 

























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CHURCHES 














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Received 


Restored 


Dismissec 


Excluded 


Deceased 


Members' 


Contribu 



Bear Creek 

Bethany 

Concord 

Clarks Grove .... 
Crooked Creek . 
Deese's Chapel . 

Flat Lake 

Freedom 

High Hill 

High Ridge 

Hov^^ards Chapsl 

Jerusalem 

Liberty 

Liberty Hill 

Lawyers Spring 
Meadow Creek .. 
Mountain Creek 

New Zion 

Pleasant Hill 

Pleasant Grove .. 

Philadelphia 

Smiths Grove 

Running Creek ,. 

Union Grove 

Watson 

Herrins Grove 
Total 



4 


1 3 




1 






27 


$ 3.10 




I 










2 


1.00 


1 


4 








1 


21 


2.00 


1 












19 


2.00 








1 






15 


3.00 














7 


1.25 














12 
















5 




1 


1 








2 


44 


5.00 


1 






1 






30 


5.00 








7 






21 


3.00 


1 


1 










37 


10.00 


it 






2 




1 

X 


1 6 


2.50 


1 


4 




4 






24 


3.05 


4 






3 






62 


5.50 








2 






12 


2.00 




2 




2 






18 


2.50 




2 




4 




1 


17 


1.50 


2 










1 


21 


3.00 


1 




1 


1 


14 




28 


10.00 












1 


20 


3.50 


2 






4 






19 


2.00 








4 




1 


23 


2.50 


11 


4 








1 


54 


10.30 












2 


24 


3.75 














6 








i 1 






$ 87.45 



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CHURCHES, CLERKS AND THEIR POSTOFFICES, 1926 

Communion 
Sunday 



Bear Creek — J. A. Barbee, R. 1, Oakboro, N. C 1st in August 

Bethany 3rd in August 

Concord — P. W. Hartsell, Concord, N. C 3rd in August 

Clarks Grove— G. W. Barbee, Midland, N. C 2nd in July 

Crooked Creek — L. L. Little, Unionville, N. C 4th in July 

Deese's Chapel — Miss Beckie Howard, Wadesboro, N. C. 
Freedom — J. W. Deese, R. 6, Albemarle, N. C. 

Flat Lake— O. F. Haywood, Mt. Gilead, N. C 4th in July 

Herrins Grove — D. S. Jones, Stanfield, N. C. 

High Hill— W. M. Clontz, R. 1, Unionville, N C 1st in September 

High Ridge— J. B. Medlin, R. 1, Marshville, N .C 3rd in July 

Howards Chapel — Arch Carpenter, R. 1, Norwood, N. C. .. 1st in Septemb':-r 

Jerusalem — T. F. Mills, Marshville, N. C 2nd in August 

Liberty— J. B. Whitley, R. 7, Monroe, N C. 

Liberty Hill— F. E. Huneycutt, R. 2, Oakboro, N. C 4th in August 

Lawyers Spring — H. M. Baucom, Peachland, N. C 1st in August 

Meadow Creek — H. A. WilHams, Stanfield, N. C 3rd in August 

Mountain Creek — J. S. Misenheimer, R 2, Albemarle, N. C 3rd in July 

Pleasant Grove — T. A. Helms, Marshville, N. C 2nd in July 

Pleasant Hill— H. P. Cashion, R. 2, Barber, N. C 4th in June 

New Zion— J. P. Whitley, Harrisburg, N. C. 

Philadelphia — Foster Beam, Ellenboro, N. C. 4th in August 

Running Creek— J. H. McClure, R. 1, Mt. Pleasant, N. C 2nd in August 

Smiths Grove — Walter Greene, R. 1, Oakboro, N. C. 3rd in September 

Union Grove — F. L. Baucom, R. 2, Monroe, N. C. 2nd in September 

Watson— S. L. Mullis, R. 2, Unionville, N. C 4th in May 



NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF OUR ORDAINED MINISTERS 

Elder J. F. Mills Route 1, Marshville, N. C. 

Elder W C. Edwards Wingate, N. C. 

Elder Henry Taylor Monroe, N. C. 

Elder D. S. Jones Stanfield, N. C. 

EMer Jason Eudy Oakboro, N. C. 

Eider Will A Helms Rt. 7, Concord, N. C. 



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RULES OF DECORUM 

1st. A Moderator, or Chief Speaker, and Clerk may be chosen- ^ 
by the suffrages of the members present. 

2nd. The Chief Speaker, or Moderator, shall take his seat at 
the hour to which the Association shall be adjourned, and after 
prayer shall proceed to business. It shall be his duty to keep ox^-^ 
der, and shall be entitled to the same privilege of speech as that 
of another member; provided, he appoint one of the members to 
fill the chair during the exercise of such privilege, and in no case 
shall give a vote unless the Association be equally divided. 

3rd. Only one member shall be allowed to speak at a time, 
who shall rise from his seat and address the Chief Speaker by the 
appelation of brother, and while speaking shall confine himself 
strictly to the subject in question and shall not be interrupted un- 
less he digress from the subject, and shall in no wise reflect on 
any other speaker, so as to make remarks on his slips and failings 
and imperfections, but shall fairly give his own views of the case 
without sophistry or criticism. 

4th. No person shall speak more than three times on one sub- 
ject without leave of the Association. 

5th. No person shall absent himself from the Association with- 
out leave. 

6th. No member of the Association shall address any other 
member by any other term or name than that of brother. 

7th. The Chief Speaker, or Moderator, shall not interrupt one 
member to prohibit him from speaking until his speech is finished, 
except he break the Rules of Decorum. ,^ 

8th. The names of all members of the Association shall be en- 
rolled by the clerk, and be called over as often as the Association 
may require. 

9th. Any member who shall willingly and knowingly break or 
violate any of the foregoing rules of this Association, shall be re- 
proved by the Association in any way they may think proper. 



ARTICLES OF FAITH 

Article 1. We believe in one only living and true God, the Fa- 
ther, the Word and the Holy Ghost. 

Art. 2. We believe in the man Jesus being the first of all 
God's creation and the pattern of all God's perfection in nature, 
providence, grace and glory, and in relative union with the divine 
word, and thus united with the whole Trinity. 

Art. 3. We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New 



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Testaments contain the only written revealed word of God, and 
are the only perfect rule of faith and practice for God's church in 
# her militant state while here on earth. 

Art. 4. We believe in the doctrine of Election, that God chose 
His church in Christ Jesus before the world began. 

Art. 5. We believe in all mankind's apostacy by transgres- 
sion in Adam, the federal head. 

Art. 6. We believe in the doctrine of original sin. 

Art. 7. We believe in the impotence of man to recover himself 
from his fallen state by his own free will and ability. 

Art. 8. We believe that sinners are justified freely by grace 
and before God by faith in Christ and his righteousness only. 

Art. 9. We believe that God's elect or church shall be called, 
converted, regenerated and sanctified by the Holy Spirit in due 
time. 

Art. 10. We believe that the saints shall persevere in grace 
and never really fall away. 

Art. 11. We believe that baptism and the Lord's Supper are 
ordinances of Christ's appointment and that believers alone are 
the subjects of baptism and the only proper communicants of the 
supper; that the mode of baptism is immersion, and that neither 
of the ordinances is to be altered or changed by the inventions or 
opinions of men. 

Art. 12. We believe that no man as a minister has any right 
to the administration of any of the ordinances of the gospel ex- 
cept such as are sound in the faith of the gospel, regularly bap- 
tised, called of God and have come under the imposition of hands 
by a regular Presbytery. 

Art. 13. We believe in the resurrection of the dead, both the 
just and the unjust, and a general judgment. 

Art. 14. We believe that the punishment of the wicked will be 
everlasting and the joys of the righteous eternal. 



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